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Grateful Dead Live at Brendan Byrne Arena on 1988-04-01




This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 2"

Disc One (73:54)

01 little bunny foo foo, april fool's
02 Mississippi Half Step >
03 Jack Straw
04 To Lay Me Down
05 crowd, we want phil
06 Ballad of a Thin Man
07 When Push Comes to Shove
08 Minglewood Blues
09 Cumberland Blues
10 Deal
-- set break --
11 crowd & tuning
12 China Cat Sunflower >
13 I Know You Rider

Disc Two (73:24)

01 Estimated Prophet >
02 Eyes of the World >
03 Drums >
04 Spa//ce >
05 The Other One >
06 Wharf Rat >
07 Throwing Stones >
08 Not Fade Away
-- encore --
09 Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date April 1, 1988
Venue Brendan Byrne Arena
Location East Rutherford, NJ

Source SBD > In-house FM-mix > Sony SRF-4 FM receiver > Sony TC-D5M > Maxell MX-90's, w/no Dolby. Recorded inside the show, from OTS area.
Lineage MFC > Nakamichi DR-8 (no Dolby) > Audiophile 2496 analog-in > Soundforge > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC.
Taped by Andrew F
Transferred by Andrew F


Notes

- Some static bursts during tuning before Half Step.
- Vocals too hot at start of Half Step, evens out as things progress.
- Disc break is seamless.
- Tape-flip in Space at 4:11.393 mended together.
- Soundforge used for fades, adjust levels, smooth static bursts.
- TLH used for SBE-OK, FLAC compression, and checksums.

Reviews

Reviewer: Dylan M - - November 26, 2011
Subject: Why would you give this show one star just because you can't download it?
This is a highlight show from the Spring 88' tour. It sucks that you didn't download this before they pulled it.

FYI, even when they announce at dead.net that they are releasing a show, you have until its release date (usually a month or so in advance) to grab it from the archive before they pull it. It's almost as if Rhino hands picks a release and you can get it before its for sale, if you pay attention to new releases.

At any rate, I'm sure you'll get this show somewhere along the line. I had to bite the bullet and pay for the 88' Hampton show that GD Download Series pulled. Its a great show and considering how much i've gotten from the archive I was more than willing to pay the 15 bucks.
Reviewer: njpg - - November 26, 2011
Subject: This show basically doesn't exist here any more.
Too bad.
Reviewer: WoodWarbler - - May 6, 2009
Subject: Brilliant!
My 1st ever was the night before and if I wasn't just a 15 y.o. "Touch Of Gray" head, I no doubt would have gone back for this. The second set is absolutely perfect; the 1st is no slouch either. I can give this 5 even with the 80s rasp in Jerry's voice because they're all spot on front to back. Dig on it, get your CD ripper rolling and enjoy!
Reviewer: gardcs62 - - July 29, 2008
Subject: brokedown palace
The brokedown palace is one of the best versions you'll ever hear....



fantastic set, and really underrated by the archive IMO.
Reviewer: pnc - - April 28, 2008
Subject: nice sound...
this was a really very fine performance, and it comes through in this very fine source. good sound, very solid playing. sections of the eyes reach brilliance. 5 overall for the show, the sound...and the memories.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - April 25, 2008
Subject: You're spot on Dark Hollow...
CAUTION!!! East Coast Smoker!!!!This is one of the most outstanding, original,latter -day Dead first sets you will hear. It just don't STOP!!!! Miss. 1/2 and Jack are like the cork comin' off the bottle....To Lay Me Down>Ballad of a Thin Man is almost to hot to handle....SIZZLING!!!And a Cumber-land-of-the-lost-your mind!! The rest of the show just smokes, but after all the years of listening to this show---the first 4 songs have never left me anything other than totally blown away. NOTE: 5/3/1987 has the greatest Lil' Bunny Foo Foo of all time...you can find it specifically @ brentmydland.net....check it out!
Reviewer: SomeDarkHollow - - April 21, 2008
Subject: Feels Like The First Time
As I listen to this outstanding source, I suddenly remember I was at this one and had forgotten how good it was. Thanks for this upload, too tasty. Really features Jerry in late 80's resurgence. Vocals are a touch raspy, but it only adds to the overall effect (especiall on a heart rending Lay Me Down). The band playing from start to finsh is outstanding. Perhaps my 5-star rating is a tad biased, but because I haven't listened to this in the 20 years since seeing it live, I feel I can be somewhat objective. Thanks again for putting this one up.
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